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Posted on: March 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Local COVID-19 Update, March 8, 2021

Dubuque County: 70 New Completed Vaccinations, 2 New Positive Individuals, and No New Deaths.

Dubuque County: 70 New Completed Vaccinations, 2 New Positive Individuals, and No New Deaths.

Iowa: 6,336 New Completed Vaccinations, 150 New Positive Individuals, and 1 New Death.

When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If it has been less than 2 weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT fully protected. Keep taking all prevention steps until you are fully vaccinated.

The CDC issued new guidance today for individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  You can read those guidelines at

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what is known about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions in public places like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces until we know more.

CLICK HERE or visit to learn more about what's changed and what hasn't changed if you've been fully vaccinated.


(11 a.m. yesterday to 11 a.m. today)


  • Vaccinations Completed (2nd dose): 11,115
     (70 more than yesterday)
  • 11.42% of all county residents fully vaccinated
  • Vaccinations Started (1st dose): 11,070


Sleeves Up! Dubuque County (PNG)Dubuque County Vaccine Information

Dubuque County Residents Fully Vaccinated March 8 (JPG)


  • 2 more positive individuals than yesterday
  • Total positive individuals to date = 12,452

14-Day COVID-19 Trendline New Cases in Dubuque County - March 8 (JPG)


  • 455 active cases in Dubuque County (same as yesterday)


  • No new deaths.
  • Total deaths related to COVID to date = 196 
  • Underlying Cause Deaths = 183, Contributing Factor Deaths = 13


  • Dubuque County Residents Hospitalized = 7 as of March 6. (1 less than March 4)


  • 38 more individuals tested
  • Individuals tested to date = 54,370
  • Past 14-day positivity average = 3.1%
  • Past 7-day positivity average = 2.5%

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For COVID-19 information specific to Dubuque County, visit

 For current statewide data, please visit

General Guidelines (JPG)

This message is from the Dubuque County Public Health Incident Management Team, which includes staff from the from the Dubuque County Health Department, City of Dubuque Health Department, Dubuque County Emergency Management Agency, and the Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association.

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